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The Joint is Jumpin' in Lawndale

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 15, 2013

The Joint is Jumpin’ in Lawndale

Lawndale- The inaugural Lawndale Jazz and Blues Music Festival was held on September 14, 2013 from 1pm-7pm. Sponsored by the City of Lawndale and Guitar Center Southbay. The event was held outdoors at Lawndale Civic Center Plaza, 147th Street and Burin Ave.

It was a pleasant day, around 75 degrees with a nice breeze. This festival is a welcome addition to the festival circuit in the Southbay with the demise of the Long Beach Blues Festival. This festival has the potential to grow and be held at a large venue with people willing to pay to attend.

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Tags: howlin' blues boogie band, pat chartrand, the lawndale blues boys, kastro band, j. boykin, guitar center southbay

6th Annual Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 9, 2013

6th Annual Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival

Santa Monica- Sete de Setembro (September 7) is a national holiday in Brazil on September 7 every year. The date celebrates Brazil’s Declaration of Independence from Portugal on September 7, 1822.

This is a cause for celebration. Lights! Camera! Action! And Party!!! The organizers of the 6th Annual Los Annual Brazilian Film Festival celebrated this occasion with a Launch Party in the Courtyard/Pool Area at the Shangri-LA Hotel-1301 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. This was a very nice, laidback location for the Launch Party with an outdoor... (more)

Tags: los angeles brazilian film festival, labrff, the los angeles film school, shangri-la hotel, andrea ferraz, babi xavier

African & African American Culture in Los Angeles

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 2, 2013

African and African American Celebrations in Los Angeles

Los Angeles-As luck will have it, Angelenos experienced Summer weather Labor Day Weekend, which is suppose to be the unofficial end of Summer. Only in Los Angeles does Labor Day Weekend offer a smorgasbord of diverse activities to enjoy. This was quite apparent in the three events that I attended just on Saturday, August 31st.

My cultural journey through Los Angeles commenced in historic Leimert Park Village for the 5th Annual Leimert Park Village African Art and Music Festival. This splendid 3 day event was scheduled,... (more)

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Gardena Jazz Festival-Relaxin' in Rowley Park

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Aug 26, 2013

Gardena Jazz Festival-Relaxin' in Rowley Park

Gardena-The dog days of Summer is heading into the homestretch. This could mean several things: millions of kids are heading back to school, adults are returning to universities and colleges for the Fall Semester. The end of Summer always segue into the upcoming NFL Football season.

Sadly, the end of Summer also means an end to the outdoor music festival season. The City of Gardena made sure that the Summer was escorted out with the sounds of comtemporary smooth jazz during the 11th Annual Gardena Jazz Festival.

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Tags: gardena jazz festival, rowley park, nedra wheeler, lao tizer, nick colionne, mike phillips, dw3, brian culbertson, roderick d. jones memorial scholarship, hollywood high school drumline

Old Skool and New Skool at Long Beach Jazz Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Aug 12, 2013

Old Skool and New Skool at Long Beach Jazz Festival

Long Beach-A record number of music aficionados descended once again on the lovely Rainbow Lagoon for the 26th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival. The festival was held on Friday, August 9th thru Sunday, August 11, 2013.

A sadness as well as joy hovered over the festival with the news of the death of the late great piano player George Duke. Mr. Duke graced the Long Beach Jazz Festival many times in the past. We can take joy in the huge amount of music that he recorded over the years. Our collective prayers goes out to his... (more)

Tags: long beach jazz festival, rainbow promotions

Ocho Rios Grill

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Aug 4, 2013

Ocho Rios Grill

Lawndale - I like to visit and try new restaurants around town to try various dishes on their menu. I'm not a food critic by any measure. The enclosed is a blog of my recent visit to Ocho Rios Grill. This is a new restaurant in the Southbay that opened for business in May 2013. Ocho Rios Grill is Jamaican-American Cuisine in the city of Lawndale, California. The address is 14400 Hawthorne Blvd, on the Southeast corner of Hawthorne Blvd., and Rosecrans Avenue. Located inside the strip mall that is anchored by Millennium Shoes and Big Savers Foods.

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Tags: california, ocho rios grill, restaurants in lawndale

5th Annual Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Aug 4, 2013

The Brazilians are Coming! The Brazilians are Coming! This has a catchy, captivating ring to it. Hundreds of Brazilians and other fans of Brazilian cinema invaded Hollywood, Wednesday, July 31 thru Sunday, August 4, 2013. The festival was held at the American Cinematheque Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.

I had the honor and pleasure to be invited to the Opening Night Ceremonies featuring a Red Carpet Arrivals. Many Brazilian and several American celebrities strolled downed the Red Carpet, posed for photographers and were interviewed by invited media.

This is a partial list... (more)

Tags: hollywood brazilian film festival, american cinematheque egyptian theater, brazilian filmmakers

Back in the Day at Central Avenue Jazz Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jul 29, 2013

Back in the Day at Central Avenue Jazz Festival

Los Angeles - The Coalition for Responsible Community Development and 9th District Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., presented the 18th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th on 42nd and Central Avenue.

The festival ushered in a new era with the re-furbished, grand opening of the historic Dunbar Hotel. The Dunbar Hotel is now open as housing for Senior citizens. The festival also welcomed recently elected Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., to... (more)

Tags: central avenue jazz festival, dunbar hotel, jr., 9th district los angeles city councilmember curren d. price, coalition for responsible community development

BHCP LIVE! with Horoscopos de Durango

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jul 29, 2013

BHCP LIVE! with Horoscopos de Durango

Los Angeles-The BHCP LIVE! Free Summer Concert Series, set in Los Angeles' historic Baldwin Hills Crenshaw neighborhood-a vibrant, entertainment and cultural destination. Past performers of the BHCP LIVE! have included local talents Sy Smith, and Supa Lowery Brothers; as well as world renowned artists Stephanie Mills, Sheila E, Kelly Price, Ginuwine, Rachelle Ferrell & Ledisi, just to name a few.

The 4th Season of BHCP LIVE! has already lived up to the hype and delivered on the promise of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza management,... (more)

Tags: baldwin hills crenshaw plaza, bhcp live!, horoscopos de durango, vicki and marisol terrazas

20th Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jul 15, 2013

20th Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival

Long Beach - The Summer outdoor festival season is in full gear. It is not too late to break out and dust off your dancing shoes, and splatter on some sunscreen. If you are not already in a party mood, have I got the correct remedy for you, family, friends and fellow co-workers.

The 2013 Long Beach Crawfish Festival will be held on Saturday, August 3rd from 12 noon - 11PM, and Sunday, August 4th from 12 noon-10PM. This is an event that you don't want to miss, if you live in Los Angeles or surrounding communities or planning on... (more)

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